BayBears bats break out early to snap three-game skid

Adell goes deep in Double-A debut, Lund finishes triple shy of cycle

By Mobile BayBears | August 1, 2018 12:54 AM

MOBILE, Ala. (July 31, 2018) - After being silenced for the final 10 innings Monday, the Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, erupted for eight runs in the first three innings Tuesday night and defeated the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 9-6 at Hank Aaron Stadium.

 

Jo Adell had a multi-hit game in his Double-A debut, including a two-run homer off Max Duval (2-11) in the bottom of the third. He and Jahmai Jones both scored three runs in the first three innings.

 

Brennon Lund finished the game a triple away from the cycle. He hit a single in the first, a three-run homer in the second, and a double in the third. Lund matched his career-high with four hits and also stole his 21st base of the season, setting a new career-high.

 

The BayBears (52-54 overall, 15-23 second half) grabbed an early 8-1 lead, but Jacksonville (42-65, 14-25) scored the next five runs to cut the lead to just two. A late run of insurance in the eighth helped Matt Custred record a six-out save, his team-high eighth.

 

Jesus Castillo gave up one run on five hits in a three-inning start, his first outing back from the 7-day disabled list. Alex Klonowski (7-2) earned the win, pitching three innings of relief. After giving up a three-run homer to Rodrigo Vigil in the fourth, Klonowski retired the final eight batters he faced.

 

The BayBears wrap up the five-game home series against Jacksonville Wednesday at 6:35 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Joe Gatto (3-4, 6.00 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Merandy Gonzalez (1-6, 5.03 ERA) for the Jumbo Shrimp. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (subscription required, promo code: BAYBEARS) and heard on the BayBears Broadcast Network, the TuneIn Radio App, and the MiLB First Pitch App, with the Countdown to First Pitch starting at 6:15 p.m.

 

The BayBears host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 3. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Group and hospitality offerings for the 2018 season can be reserved by calling (251) 479-BEAR (2327).

 

About the Mobile BayBears

The Mobile BayBears are the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels and play their games at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Ala. The BayBears were founded in 1997 and have won four Southern League titles in 1998, 2004, 2011, and 2012. Additionally, the 1998 and 2011 championship squads were named Minor League Team of the Year by Baseball America. More than 160 former BayBears have reached the Major League level, including All-Stars Max Scherzer, Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Peavy, Carlos Gonzalez, and Justin Upton. For more information on the Mobile BayBears and Hank Aaron Stadium, please visit MobileBayBears.com, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at Steve@MobileBayBears.com.

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